- Teacher: Sherryl Proctor
Basic nursing skills is a
clinical course in which the body of nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes
essential for safe, effective, and quality nursing care are introduced.
The basic skills of a nursing assistant are taught along with the introduction
of beginning nursing skills. Essential concepts, principles, and skills are
developed along with an initial understanding of the nursing process.
Students learn psychomotor procedures in the nursing laboratory and begin to
apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the long-term facility
This course focuses on resources available to the nursing student to support success in nursing school and in clinical practice. An overview of the evolution of nursing is provided. The critical thinking process is reviewed. Ethical and legal responsibilities in nursing are defined.
The dimensional analysis course is designed to help the student calculate oral and parenteral drug dosages. It includes the study of metric and household systems of weights and measures relating to the calculation and administration of medications. It emphasizes problem-solving in relation to the calculation and administration of oral and parenteral medication.
This course focuses on understanding normal growth and development in the adult stage of life. It examines physical, mental, social, emotional and moral growth as well as changes that are influenced by biology, individual experience, environment, and health. Understanding of normal growth and development is a valuable tool when carrying out the nursing process.